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Sterol Composition of Sponges, Cnidarians, Arthropods, Mollusks, and Echinoderms from the Deep Northwest Atlantic: A Comparison with Shallow Coastal Gulf of Mexico.

Mar Drugs 2020 Nov 27;18(12). Epub 2020 Nov 27.

Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Marine Lab Rd., St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, Canada.

Triterpenoid biosynthesis is generally anaerobic in bacteria and aerobic in Eukarya. The major class of triterpenoids in bacteria, the hopanoids, is different to that in Eukarya, the lanostanoids, and their 4,4,14-demethylated derivatives, sterols. In the deep sea, the prokaryotic contribution to primary productivity has been suggested to be higher because local environmental conditions prevent classic photosynthetic processes from occurring. Read More

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November 2020

[The Discovery of Insulin].

Peter Diem

Ther Umsch 2020 Sep;77(7):289-296

Endokrinologie Diabetologie Bern.

The Discovery of Insulin The initiative for the work that led to the discovery of insulin in Toronto in 1921 came from Frederik G. Banting. He worked under the direction of John J. Read More

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September 2020

Structural Characterization of Glycerophosphorylated and Succinylated Cyclic β-(1→2)-d-Glucan Produced by 1021.

Polymers (Basel) 2020 Sep 12;12(9). Epub 2020 Sep 12.

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Microbial Carbohydrate Resource Bank (MCRB), Center for Biotechnology Research in UBITA (CBRU), Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea.

produces different types of surface polysaccharides. Among them, cyclic β-(1→2)-d-glucan is located in the periplasmic space of rhizobia and plays an important role in the adaptation of bacteria to osmotic adaptation. Cyclic β-(1→2)-d-glucan (CG), synthesized from 1021, has a neutral and anionic form. Read More

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September 2020

Late Embryogenesis Abundant Protein-Client Protein Interactions.

Plants (Basel) 2020 Jun 29;9(7). Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky Seed Biology Program, Plant Science Building, 1405 Veterans Drive, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0312, USA.

The intrinsically disordered proteins belonging to the LATE EMBRYOGENESIS ABUNDANT protein (LEAP) family have been ascribed a protective function over an array of intracellular components. We focus on how LEAPs may protect a stress-susceptible proteome. These examples include instances of LEAPs providing a shield molecule function, possibly by instigating liquid-liquid phase separations. Read More

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The professional sabbatical: A systematic review and considerations for the health-system pharmacist.

Res Social Adm Pharm 2020 Dec 24;16(12):1632-1644. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Department of Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Background: Sabbaticals are considered a professional development experience meant to foster growth and revitalize careers. The personal accounts of sabbaticals among medical professionals indicate high value from this experience. Benefits seen at the institutional and individual level include, but are not limited to, reduced burnout and increased job retention. Read More

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December 2020

Attitudes Toward Spiritual Care and the Provision of Spiritual Care Interventions Among Jordanian Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Prevalence and Correlates.

Ahmad S Musa

Nurs Educ Perspect 2020 Nov/Dec;41(6):349-354

About the Author Ahmad S. Musa, PhD, RN, is an associate professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan. This work was carried out during sabbatical leave granted to the author from Al al-Bayt University during the academic year 2016 - 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Musa at

Aim: The aim of this study was to identify aspects and frequencies of spiritual care intervention provided by baccalaureate nursing students and to explore factors associated with the frequency of spiritual care interventions.

Background: Provision of spiritual care is a part of good quality nursing and is an important dimension in patients' health and well-being.

Methoda: A cross-sectional descriptive and correlational design was employed. Read More

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October 2020

Twenty Years of "Lipid World": A Fertile Partnership with David Deamer.

Life (Basel) 2019 Sep 20;9(4). Epub 2019 Sep 20.

Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 7610010, Israel.

"The Lipid World" was published in 2001, stemming from a highly effective collaboration with David Deamer during a sabbatical year 20 years ago at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The present review paper highlights the benefits of this scientific interaction and assesses the impact of the lipid world paper on the present understanding of the possible roles of amphiphiles and their assemblies in the origin of life. The lipid world is defined as a putative stage in the progression towards life's origin, during which diverse amphiphiles or other spontaneously aggregating small molecules could have concurrently played multiple key roles, including compartment formation, the appearance of mutually catalytic networks, molecular information processing, and the rise of collective self-reproduction and compositional inheritance. Read More

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September 2019

Glückliche Reise.

John M Prausnitz

Annu Rev Chem Biomol Eng 2019 06;10:1-15

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA; email:

Following Forest Hills High School in New York City, I attended Cornell University for a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree. After spending one year at the University of Rochester to obtain a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, I came to Princeton University in 1951. Four years later, with a fresh PhD, I joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where I remained, interrupted only by sabbatical leaves in Switzerland, Germany, England, New Zealand, and Australia. Read More

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Prospective observational study in patients with obstructive lung disease: NOVELTY design.

ERJ Open Res 2019 Feb 1;5(1). Epub 2019 Feb 1.

School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have overlapping clinical features and share pathobiological mechanisms but are often considered distinct disorders. Prospective, observational studies across asthma, COPD and asthma-COPD overlap are limited. NOVELTY is a global, prospective observational 3-year study enrolling ∼12 000 patients ≥12 years of age from primary and specialist clinical practices in 19 countries (ClinicalTrials. Read More

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February 2019

Sabbatical as a part of the academic excellence journey: A narrative qualitative study.

J Educ Health Promot 2018 14;7:119. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

School of Nursing, Center for Global Initiative, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Introduction: Sabbaticals were first offered by Harvard University in the late 17 century to provide "renewal" for faculty members. In this period of career development, a professor might learn new techniques, expand a research program, or finish off that book or pile of languishing manuscripts. This article tried to organize lived experiences of a visiting scholar from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences to Johns Hopkins University. Read More

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September 2018

Can Heterocyclic γ-Peptides Provide Polyfunctional Platforms for Synthetic Glycocluster Construction?

Chemistry 2018 Aug 9;24(44):11426-11432. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, UMR CNRS-UM-ENSCM 5247, UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, 15 Avenue Charles Flahault, 34093, Montpellier Cedex 5, France.

Sugars play key roles in many molecular and cellular communication processes involving a family of proteins named lectins. The low affinity associated with sugar recognition is generally counterbalanced by the multivalent nature of the interaction. While many polyglycosylated architectures have been described, only a few studies focused on the impact of topology variations of the multivalent structures on the interaction with lectin proteins. Read More

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Impacting Global Health Through Equipment Repurposing: Measurable Progress Through the Accumulation of Many Tiny Victories.

J Pharm Sci 2018 03 24;107(3):788-793. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

Discovery Chemistry, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033.

There is an active and growing effort occurring in laboratories throughout Africa to research the underpinnings of endemic communicable diseases, many of which are considered "neglected tropical diseases" as defined by the World Health Organization. Across the continent, scientists, doctors, health care workers, and students investigate the in vitro activity of pharmacologically active extracts against known pathogens in hope of discovering new treatments for the diseases that affect the local population. During the summer of 2014, I had the opportunity to visit laboratories in 3 different countries engaged in this area of research through participation in the Merck Fellowship for Global Health (Merck is known as Merck, Sharp & Dohme outside of the United States and Canada. Read More

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Do the Science, Own the Field. Are We Doing the Science?

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015 Dec;73(12 Suppl):S153-4

Delos Hill Professor and Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Electronic address:

For oral and maxillofacial surgery to continue being a premier specialty in the management of patients with craniomaxillofacial conditions, contributions to the better treatment of these patients must be continuously offered. Without performing the science, these offerings will not come or will not be valid. Environmental and funding challenges to performing the science have increased in the past 2 decades. Read More

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December 2015

An interview with Julie Vose: where is oncology heading?

Future Oncol 2015 11;11(20):2803-5. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 600 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68198, USA.

Julie M Vose speaks to Gemma Westcott, Commissioning Editor: Julie M Vose, is the Neumann M and Mildred E Harris Professor and Chief in the Division of Oncology/Hematology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (NE, USA). She received her medical degree, completed her residency in Internal Medicine, served as Chief Resident and completed a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also completed a sabbatical at Stanford University (CA, USA) and an MBA in Health Administration through the University of Colorado Business School (CO, USA). Read More

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A Balanced Scorecard With Strategy Map: Measuring the Value of a Nursing Sabbatical.

J Nurs Care Qual 2015 Oct-Dec;30(4):352-8

Department of Community and Health Systems, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Dr Embree), and College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville (Drs Swenty and Schaar).

Seasoned nurses frequently resign from their positions due to burnout. An innovative idea that could support nurse retention is nurse sabbaticals. Balanced scorecards with strategy maps can display financial benefit, positive customer experience, and operational and human capital development required to initiate and sustain a professional nurse sabbatical. Read More

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The global health service partnership: teaching for the world.

Acad Med 2014 Aug;89(8):1146-8

Dr. Mullan is founding board chair, Seed Global Health, Boston, Massachusetts, and Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Dr. Kerry is chief executive officer, Seed Global Health, and instructor in global health and social medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Problem: In many limited resource countries, medical and nursing school faculties are small and understaffed, contributing to the sparse output of physicians and nurses to support the country's health system. The World Health Organization declared that 37 African nations suffer a "critical shortage" of health practitioners.

Approach: The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) is a new program that sends U. Read More

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Keep calm and carry on: the 2009 NEHA sabbatical exchange ambassador report.

Marcy Barnett

J Environ Health 2011 Jun;73(10):20-3

California Department of Public Health Center for Environmental Health, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377, USA.

Sabbatical goal as an environmental health specialist working with the California Department of Public Health as an emergency planner, I was interested in the NEHA sabbatical exchange program for the opportunity it affords its awardees to see how Canada and the United Kingdom utilize their environmental health workforce. Specifically, I wanted to examine the role environmental health has in the preparations being made for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London. I had a special interest in the emergency preparedness efforts related to the games as my work involves promoting the integration of environmental health into the emergency response structure. Read More

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Sabbatical leave: who gains and how much?

J Appl Psychol 2010 Sep;95(5):953-64

Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

A rigorous quasi-experiment tested the ameliorative effects of a sabbatical leave, a special case of respite from routine work. We hypothesized that (a) respite increases resource level and well-being and (b) individual differences and respite features moderate respite effects. A sample of 129 faculty members on sabbatical and 129 matched controls completed measures of resource gain, resource loss, and well-being before, during, and after the sabbatical. Read More

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September 2010

Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: six months of fellowship training doesn't prevent the learning curve when incorporating into a lower volume practice.

Urol Oncol 2009 Mar-Apr;27(2):144-8. Epub 2008 Feb 4.

Division of Urology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA.

Introduction: To assess whether 6 months of standard laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) training reduces the learning curve.

Methods: A single urologist (JAB) performed two 3-month fellowships at medical centers with high-volume LRP surgeons (Thomas Jefferson University, 2002 and Massachusetts General Hospital, 2003). He participated in 29 transperitoneal and 23 extraperitoneal LRPs, performing part or all (2) of 28 cases. Read More

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Kenneth Frank Baker--pioneer leader in plant pathology.

R James Cook

Annu Rev Phytopathol 2005 ;43:25-38

Washington State University, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Pullman, Washington 99164-6242, USA.

Kenneth F. Baker (1908-1996) made major contributions to understanding diseases of ornamental plants, seed pathology, soil-borne plant pathogens, biological control, and history of plant pathology. His work set the stage for the success of today's ornamentals and nursery industries. Read More

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January 2006

Advocating for continuing nursing education in a pediatric hospital: the Prince Scholar and Sabbatical Programs.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2000 May-Jun;31(3):129-34

Children's Memorial Hospital, and Department of Maternal Child Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

As nurses gain more experience, they often question the basis of nursing practice and want to find the most current and accepted methods of providing nursing care. Attending seminars, conferences, and continuing education programs is often difficult because of financial and staffing constraints. The authors describe the design and implementation of two funded programs--the Prince Scholars and Sabbatical Programs--that support continuing nursing education in a pediatric tertiary hospital. Read More

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Sabbatical programs and the status of academic emergency medicine: a survey.

Acad Emerg Med 1999 Sep;6(9):932-8

Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA.

Objectives: The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) commissioned a survey in 1998 to describe sabbatical programs, academic rank, and tenure, and to shed light on factors affecting the continuum of faculty development, as a context for evaluating the potential importance of emergency medicine (EM) sabbatical programs.

Methods: The chairs of 120 EM residency programs were surveyed.

Results: The response rate was 90%. Read More

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September 1999

Faculty development in Canadian medical schools: a 10-year update.

CMAJ 1997 May;156(10):1419-23

Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

Objective: To compare the current status of faculty development practices in Canadian medical schools with the status of such practices in 1986.

Design: Mail survey.

Setting: All 16 Canadian medical schools. Read More

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Continuing medical education reconceived: evaluation of a sabbatical program for physicians.

Acad Med 1996 Oct;71(10 Suppl):S46-8

Office of Curriculum Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis 55455, USA.

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October 1996

An experience in Japanese academic medicine.

L M Tierney

West J Med 1994 Feb;160(2):139-45

Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco.

The Japanese health care system has been highly praised for its universal access, freedom of patient choice, maintenance of a private system, and creative funding. Japanese citizens enjoy general good health, low infant mortality, and long life expectancy. Nevertheless, aspects of Japanese medical education, both graduate and undergraduate, and the structure of academic departments differ from those seen in the United States. Read More

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February 1994

Report of the NASPE Policy Conference training requirements for permanent pacemaker selection, implantation, and follow-up. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 1994 Jan;17(1):6-12

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts 02164.

NASPE proposes and supports the concept of a two-tracked training system in cardiac pacing. Track I training will properly train physicians for the prescription of pacemakers and the monitoring of pacemaker patients, and track II training will properly prepare physicians for the implantation of pacemakers. Regardless of specialty (cardiologist or surgeon) or training venue (cardiac pacing fellowship, cardiac electrophysiology and pacing fellowship, sabbatical or mentor sponsored training), it is recommended that these minimum standards be required for hospital credentialing. Read More

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January 1994

Study group report on the impact of television on adolescent views of sexuality.

L H Bearinger

J Adolesc Health Care 1990 Jan;11(1):71-5

Adolescent Health Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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January 1990

History of the renal section, New York University School of Medicine 1926-1986, New York University Medical Center.

H Chasis

Bull N Y Acad Med 1989 Oct;65(8):879-97

This history of the Renal Section at New York University School of Medicine ascribes its birth to a policy introduced by John Henry Wyckoff in 1924 that divided the Department of Medicine into sections devoted to the various subspecialties. Physicians selected to head each section sought further training. William Goldring, asked to organize the kidney section, spent a sabbatical year working with Homer William Smith, chairman and professor of the department of physiology at New York University School of Medicine. Read More

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October 1989